Dan Lanning named 2019 Broyles Award nominee
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Dan Lanning named 2019 Broyles Award nominee

Dan Lanning
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UGA defensive coordinator Dan Lanning has been named a 2019 Broyles Award nominee, the Frank & Barbara Broyles Foundation announced on Wednesday.

The Broyles Award is an annual award that is presented to the top assistant coach in college football. Dan Lanning is one of 41 nominees that were selected from approximately 1,500 coaches representing the 130 teams in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS).

The Broyles Award selection process includes the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), broadcasters, a college football hall-of-fame selection committee and current college head coaches.

Other SEC assistant coaches nominated include Steve Sarkisian (Alabama, Offensive Coordinator/QB’s), Auburn (Kevin Steele, Defensive Coordinator), Billy Gonzalez (Florida, Wide Receivers), Joe Brady (LSU, Passing Game Coordinator/WR’s), Ryan Walters (Missouri, Defensive Coordinator/Safeties), and Mike MacIntyre (Ole Miss, Defensive Coordinator/Safeties).

A 20-member selection committee of distinguished former head coaches, along with a committee representing the FWAA will select 15 semi-finalists and five finalists from the list of nominees and an overall winner. Those finalists will be invited to travel to Little Rock, Ark. where the 2019 Broyles Award winner will be announced on Tuesday, December 10th at the Marriott Hotel.

The Georgia Bulldogs (8-1, 5-1 SEC) are set to play at the Auburn Tigers (7-2, 4-2) on Saturday, Nov. 16. The game will be televised by CBS at 3:30pm ET.

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